05 March 2010
05 March 2010
BMW ORACLE Racing has won the America’s Cup, the first time in 18 years that an American team has won the title.
The winning 27-metreTrimaran features a rigid 64-metre mainsail composite ‘wing’, which is bigger than that of an Airbus 380.
For team founder and afterguard member Larry Ellison (USA), the win is the culmination of a ten-year quest to win what is reported to be the oldest international trophy in sport.
""I’m enormously proud of this team,"" Ellison said following the prize-giving ceremony. “It’s been a fabulous experience and I’m exceptionally proud to bring the America’s Cup back to the United States of America after a very long absence.""
Ellison’s BMW ORACLE Racing team represents San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club.
Brazilian company Dilutec has developed a complete gelcoat portfolio for shipyards, for applications ranging from the manufacture of the boat mould to small repairs of the hulls and decks.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.
Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has been selected to supply high-pressure hydrogen tanks for the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the US.